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Video Producer Salary

Earnings for Video Producers in the United States come in at around $51K annually on average. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $7K and $13K, respectively — total cash payment to Video Producers can bottom out near $32K or peak near $80K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Male Video Producers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Most enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to half.

$33,527 - $78,079
(Median)
$34K
$51K
$78K
MEDIAN: $50,535
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50%
90%

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$10.18 - $35.90
(Median)
$10
$19
$36
MEDIAN: $18.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,527 - $78,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,760  
Profit Sharing
$507 - $12,537  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,733 - $79,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,026
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $35.90  
   
Overtime
$17.82 - $44.82  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,760  
   
Profit Sharing
$507 - $12,537  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$31,733 - $79,748  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 174

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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.

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Popular Skills for Video Producer


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Budgeting, Budget Management, and directing are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 51 percent, 37 percent, and 28 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include Videography, Project Coordinating, and Videographer. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Video Producers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $52K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $60K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $62K.

Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Video Producers that is 31 percent greater than the national average, Seattle offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Video Producers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like New York (+23 percent), Washington (+23 percent), San Francisco (+21 percent), and Los Angeles (+18 percent). Compared to the national average, Orlando Video Producers have considerably lower salaries, 23 percent below the national average to be exact. Location appears to be a major driving force in pay for those in this profession. Below-median salaries also turn up in Cleveland and Philadelphia (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries




National Average
$50,000


Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries

Budgeting
up arrow 51%

Budget Management
up arrow 37%

directing
up arrow 28%


Production Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$50,000

Apple Final Cut Pro
up arrow 1%

Editing
up arrow 3%

Adobe Premiere
up arrow 3%



Client Interaction
up arrow 5%


Videographer
up arrow 9%

Project Coordinating
up arrow 10%

Videography
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 275 votes.

Gender

Female
30 %
Male
70 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 16%